Fear Not the Pain

This beautiful song uses lyrics from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus:

Do not fear to suffer; – cares sink back
Into the earth again from their heaviness;
Heavy are the mountains, heavy are the seas.                        is one translation

The song says:

Fear not the pain;
Let its weight fall back into the earth; for
Heavy are the mountains, heavy are the seas.

That’s how long the song is – we will sing it 5 times, as in these recordings.
1st time – everyone
2nd time – sop and tenor
3rd time – everyone
4th time – alto and bass
5th time – everyone

The music is by Rachel Pollak Kroh of Music That Makes Community in the US.

  1. All parts equal

2. Alto

3. Bass

4. Tenor